Children with cerebral palsy put on nativity

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A CENTRE that works with children with cerebral palsy put on its annual Christmas play.

The Rainbow Centre invited parents and dignitaries to its Fareham home to watch the play The Most Perfect Gift.

The children, aged between aged one and 10, had been rehearsing for the play since September.

Not only did the play tell the Christmas story, it was structured to help develop speech, movement and coordination.

Melinda Bodi, from the centre, said: ‘It’s lots of hard work to put together our Christmas play, but we pulled it off. All of the children taking part have unique needs, so the production of the play is a real team effort.’

After the play, parents were shown a slideshow from their child’s year at The Rainbow Centre and Father Christmas gave out gifts.

Lara Bull, from the centre, said: ‘I’m so proud of all the children and our team for bringing everyone together for a spot of Rainbow magic just before Christmas.’

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